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#181 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:46 PM

Yep, got one of those, no problem!

 

Jon, what d'you mean difficult?  You want to try those roads in a lorry! :)  All you need is a bit more LHD practice, really.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:49 PM

The original Carkeys & Clutch theme doesn't quite cut the mustard music wise for the type of show


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

I don't agree, but in any case, there's plenty more ready-made music.  All the production team has to do (all, he says....) is agree on a style.  Blaxploitation?  Big-band?  The world is our lobster.  Or perhaps Barracuda ;)


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:14 PM

Let's stay local.

 


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:19 PM

And since when are R16s not appropriate for rozzers?

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:29 PM

I never said they weren't!  Just, not American rozzers, which is the plan.  American rozzers need to drive American cars.  Proper ones, big, RWD, V8s.  So do American Mafiosi.  Why d'you think the second question people ask me is how many bodies I can fit in the trunk?  There's a Hollywood stereotype I have to play up to here!


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:47 PM

Or perhaps Barracuda ;)

 

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 10:58 PM

There is only one proper septic cop car.

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:00 PM

440ci :) Gallons to the mile? 


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:35 PM

You need to find a car park that you can drive around in circles until you feel seasick, and cause tyre squeal at about 6 mph

 

Yes.

It was called 'Windermere'. We wouldn't have needed the ferry. We were already in it. 


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

I'm beginning to get the impression that the luxuriously soft ride of an old Cadillac doesn't quite suit Jon....


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:19 PM

Just a thought at this stage, but IF this glorious hunk of Seventies were to appear with a For Sale tag, would anyone here be seriously-interested enough to ask the price?  It's not going to be Shite money but there would be a significant discount in operation.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

<very nervous laugh>  ha ha of course not <stares at shoes>


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:07 PM

Well, I've had a little score.

Mike, the owner of the green Lincoln I've mentioned (and I think pictured) before, decided to go for a new set of tyres.  He very obligingly gave me notice, and I suggested he might not want to "recycle" the old set of Cooper whitewalls without running them past me first.  So he did better than that, he picked out the two best and brought them over for me!  Very kind, and no charge.  They're 225/75/15s whereas the Cadillac wears 235/75/15s, but hey, close enough.

Today I went to a little local show and a local mobile tyre fitter was there with his van, being a trade stand.  I sneaked over and suggested he might like to do a "demo" by stripping the bias-belted whitewall off my spare, and slipping one of these lovely radials on instead (I happened to still have them in the trunk).  So he did.  And balanced it, and charged me.... nothing!  Well done, A590 Tyres!

Now, should a flat occur, at least I'm putting the same type of tyre on, if not the same size.

Of course, a spare Cadillac steel wheel would be a good thing, as I could then have him fit the other 225!


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:20 PM

Today being lovely, I thought I'd make a start on the roof lining.  It's torn at the seams, and hanging down in various places, so it really needs a bit of TLC.  So I started removing the various bits and bobs that are screwed through it here and there, such as the sun visors.  It's not that easy!  (Is it ever?)  There are trim rails I need to remove, or at least dislocate, running the length of the side window apertures both sides, above the windows.  Can I figure out how to detach them?  Guess!

So I've locked up and I'll come back to it tomorrow.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

You'll be pleased to know I figured out how to get all the dress rails out.  Once I had them out I decided they would benefit from a coat of paint, so, er, they've had several.  Ford Tibetan Gold isn't a very good match for Laredo Tan, but it'll do inside.

And... sewing has commenced!  I measured the length and width that the roof lining has to cover (inside the car, single-handed) and went looking for something suitable.  The measurements are slightly smaller than a double bed.  So I bought a lovely new white towelling mattress protector, for a whole tenner, and have spent most of my free daylight this week sewing it into place.  I'm about halfway through.  With the original lining still up there, I'm feeling for the sprung ribs and sewing the new lining around them, so that it hides the old lining and keeps it more or less in place.  It's bloody hard work!

But it's going to look pretty good when I've done (don't look at the actual stitching though!) and it'll give me half a page in CCB! ;)


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:20 PM

I can only imagine what contortions you are going through!   Do these have a traditional supported headlining?   My Grand Prix had a sort of single piece thing held in by the trim rails.  It was long gone and all that was left was some kind of foamy flock coating that periodically snowed brown crumbs on me.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:25 PM

Should look good when done. I don't envy you though! Sounds like the sort of thing that'd make your arms ache working up like that.
How bad is the old headliner? I can't remember tbh what it looked like when I saw it.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:36 PM

Oh it's bad.  I have pics, but not on this computer. 

It's a vinyl lining, stitched to a bunch of sprung ribs that are across the roof, then glued around the edges and held in/disguised by the dress rails.  There seems to be quite a bit of tension on it, as a few of the seams have pulled apart and the liner is hanging down in places.  So something had to be done.  A new liner (if you can get the right colour, which isn't a certainty) is going to cost the wrong side of a hundred quid from an American supplier, plus shipping and duty.  So for a tenner, some headaches and some muscle strain, I'll settle for the version I'm doing now.

My stitching is rubbish though.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

Sewing isn't one of my strong points either, I'd end up with blood stains all over the new headliner if I did it!
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:47 PM

Oh I can sew.  That was one of the things my mother taught me when I was little, and I'm glad she did.  But it's a bit rough-and-ready.  I wouldn't offer it up in any concours arenas!  But that's not what Huggy is about, so it's fine.


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